Nov 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
holiday, in dallas, hundreds lined downtown streets for the annual veterans day parade. a similar scene played out this morning in the military-rich community of virginia beach. it's one of the biggest veterans day parades in the country. still this afternoon we'll introduce you to a local veteran who is literally running across the country to help wounded warriors. >>> this week president obama will focus on ways to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. he'll be meeting with labor and business leaders starting tomorrow. then sit down with congress al leaders friday. top democrats and republicans have until the end of the year to agree on deep budget cuts. if they can't reach a deal, a series of tax increases and spending cuts will automatically kick in. the key sticking point for a compromise is a tax cut for wealthier americans. >> jim, both sides say they're willing to bend. the question here is how far. president obama and congressional republicans are squaring off this week over tax cuts for the rich. and if they can't work out their differences by december 31st, we're all in trouble.
Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
holiday. in dallas, hundreds lined the street for the annual veterans day parade. a similar scene played out this morning in the military town of virginia beach. that city hosted its 42nd annual veterans day parade. one of the biggest veterans day parades in the country. >>> the federal government is giving up on a move to take over the local world war i memorial op the national mall and turn it into a national memorial. tom sherwood was there for the announcement today and joins us with more o this good news for veterans and residents of the district of columbia. tom? >> reporter: doreen, local citizens are proud of their little memorial. and they want their local history respected. the d.c. world war i memorial commemorates about 500 d.c. citizens who died in that war. the 1930s memorial encircles their names al feticiphabetical. the park service restored the memorial to the original glory, but some members of congress were pressing to convert the memorial to a world war i memorial for the nation. not just d.c. d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton fought the nationalization of th
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >>> oh, a little stones on willie's playlist. very nice. "gimme shelter," extending an official welcome to our new co-host today. want to know more about willie geist and what better way than a friendly competition all about willie. >> that's right. >> so kathie lee and hoda, we asked them to partake and help us along. they will be asking the questions. al and i will be competing against each other. willie, you're here to observe. >> why am i here? >> you're the fact checker. >> got it. >> i have a terrible feeling about this. >> no, no, no. >> let's get started. >> who do you think is -- >> natalie is going to clean up. >> absolutely. >> question one. here's question one. hit your buzzers when you have the correct answer. here it is. where did willie meet his wife? >> no, let me do, the a, b, c. >> got it in the piece. >> it was in middle school, sixth grade. >> whose classroom, what was the school? >> home room. >> willie said home room. >> what was the school? >> oh. >> we don't have to name the school. >> elementally school. >> middle